Texas social media “censorship” law reinstated by appeals court

Sign up for The Briefour daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. A federal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated a Republican-backed Texas law that prohibits large social media companies from banning users over their political viewpoints. The decision hands a win to Republicans who have long criticized social … Read more

Democrats’ Bill Would Make Roe V. Wade Law, and Expand It | Health News

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says Democrats’ abortion legislation is “very simple,” as it would enshrine into federal law the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Senate Democrats are moving quickly to try to codify the 50-year-old ruling after a draft US … Read more

Amber Heard sparks debate over movie quotes in testimony

Supporters of Johnny Depp are accusing Amber Heard of dramatizing her testimony in the former couple’s ongoing defamation trial by borrowing lines from famous films. However, others are insisting online that the comparisons are a reach. Breitbart News reporter Alana Mastrangelo tweeted Thursday a side-by-side video of Heard’s quotes on the stand this week and … Read more

Texas law would make abortion illegal if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Sign up for The Briefour daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. According to a draft opinion obtained by Politico, the US Supreme Court intends to overturn Roe v. Wade, reversing nearly 50 years of constitutional protection for abortion, and let states set their own restrictions on the … Read more

Former state Senator Wendy Davis challenges Texas abortion law in court

Train Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis, best known for her 13-hour filibuster of a 2013 abortion bill, has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Texas’ recent abortion law. The suit claims the law is “blatantly unconstitutional” and written to “make a mockery of the federal courts.” The law, which went into effect in September and empowers … Read more